Situated in Pwasaw, Southern Bagan, Dammayazika Pagoda was constructed by King Narapatisithu in the 12th century. Its name means “Relating to the King of Law” in Pali language.
Unlike the usual square structure of Bagan pagodas, Dhammayazika Pagoda was built upon a pentagonal base, followed by three terraces decorated with sculptures depicting Jakata scenes. Each of the five sides of the pagoda contains a small temple with a Buddha statue inside. These statues represent the five Buddhas in our present era (kalpa), respectively Kakusandha Buddha, Konagamana Buddha, Kassapa Buddha, Gautama Buddha, and Maitreya Buddha.